STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Stephen McNamara
STATION: New Haven
DATE/TIME: 07/18/2016 @1232
LOCATION: Bartlett Falls - Lincoln Rd, Bristol, VT.
INJURED PARTY: Kirk Harris
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sanford, Florida.
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 07/18/2016 at approximately 1232 hours Troopers from the New Haven Barracks,
Patrolman Josh Otey from the Bristol Police Department, and members of the
Bristol Fire Department and Rescue Squad, responded the area of Bartlett Falls
on Lincoln RD, in the town of Bristol for a report of a swimmer in distress.
Initial reports to Vermont State Police Dispatch indicated a "male was having
difficulty in the water after diving in."
Upon arrival it was determined that 53 year old Kirk Harris of Sanford, Florida,
had sustained a severe injury to his neck and back after diving into shallow
water from the rock ledge.
Harris was secured on a backboard and carried out the falls area by first
responders prior to being transported to The University of Vermont Health Center
Sgt. Stephen McNamara
VSP New Haven
2490 Ethan Allen Hwy.
New Haven, VT, 05472